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Ukraine's Post-Maidan Political Correctness: Banderist Insignia and Ethnic Slurs

Office of Kolomoisky's deputy governor of Dnipropetrovsk region reveals he had surrounded himself with toxic and extremist symbolism


Gennady Korban is described by Wikipedia as a patron of Dnipropetrovsk's Jewish Community. Until the recent resignation of "Team Kolomoisky," he has been the deputy governor of Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region, under oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.

On his last day in the office, he was paid a visit by his boss' good pal, Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh, Ukraine's most visible Banderist - supporter of Stepan Bandera, the leader of Organization of Ukraine Nationalists, which is historically complicit in the Holocaust. 

Ukraine reporters who accompanied the visit also took photographs of Korban's office. One of them reveals a picture of Putin in the cross hairs and Banderist red and black insignia coupled with the racist motto: "Onto Moskal!.." "Moskal" is an ethnic slur for a Russian.

Most tellingly, this has not caused a scandal of any sort in Ukraine. It is perfectly uncontroversial for a high-placed state official to surround himself with Banderist colors and employ ethnic slurs.


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